Dangerous Dieting

Posted by Puteri | 8/23/2007 10:08:00 AM | | 3 comments »

I wrote about a 3-day diet in another blog. The 3-day diet may seem to work for a time, but in reality the weight loss is mostly due to the liquid loss from the body. Moreover the food that the dieter must eat gets monotonous and boring for a time. I think that kind of diet would qualify as a dangerous diet.

(HealthDay News) -- The right way to diet and lose weight is slowly, over time, and while eating a balanced diet with plenty of healthy foods, the American Heart Association says.

Diets that encourage eating only one type of food or encourage rapid weight loss can be dangerous to your health.

The association offers this list of the possible risks posed by fad diets:

  • Nutritional deficiencies caused by a lack of a balanced diet.
  • Lack of physical activity from emphasis on diet only can increase the risk of heart disease.
  • Lack of variety in foods can cause boredom and frustration, and make it difficult to maintain the diet for more than a brief period.
  • Severe restrictions on the foods you can eat may make it difficult to establish and maintain a healthy diet in the future.
  • Many quick weight-loss diets are based on unfounded claims that may do more harm than good.


  1. pat // 6:26 AM, August 24, 2007  

    whoa...nice blog puteri! mayuh info on health!

  2. Puteri // 7:08 AM, August 24, 2007  

    Thank you, thank you! I registered my own domain name for the blog tang agi ngena blogger as the host! Nyamai baka tu, mina mayar registration for domain tang hosting free ba blogger.

    Ka nukar template tu, enda rindu meda blockquotes in italics!

  3. pat // 9:38 AM, August 24, 2007  

    nyak meh aku meda nuan empu domain name nyak nadai ngena blogspot.com agik...